The Greek film maker Athina Rachel Tsangari was of the opinion that Cinema is not dead, but it seeks more sharpness. She was attending the ‘In Conversation’ session on the fourth day of IFFK on Monday.

Tsangari was conversing on the topic ‘The scope of International Co-Productions in the Digital Era’ with Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane.

“An actor’s debut film necessitates co-production.  But finding production funding was a challenge for female contributors. Thus I began my own production,” Tsangari said.

She added  that India film makers are more helpless as there is no audience for art house films. “When there is an International Co-production, it helps the film gain international recognition and distribution rights. Political cinema is like dinosaur as its impossible to get producers for such films”, Tsangari lamented.